Words by John Peter Himor
Photos by Trisha Diaz de Rivera
Family get-togethers are the perfect time to lounge around and just enjoy your day with your loved ones, and most, if not all of us, want to bring our furry dogs along, too. Sadly, there aren’t many options in the metro that are pet-friendly or are designed specifically for our dogs. We end up leaving our dogs at home during our lazy Sundays, and nothing hurts more than the look of your dogs’ eyes as you leave the house without them.
Fortunately, The BarkYard knows this dilemma and offers a solution to our pet problems. The BarkYard is a newly opened dog park in UP Town Center, Quezon City where your dogs are free to roam around the playground leash-free. With different little hoops and slides, the dog park surely offers our cute canines a fun-filled afternoon!
BarkYard in UP Town Center.
In the BarkYard, our furry dogs are allowed to interact with dogs their own size, where they can make new friends all the while enjoying the sun and the playground. Benches are also propped inside the park so you can lounge around and even chat with fellow dog owners. If your dog can make new buddies while in the BarkYard, you can as well!
There are designated spaces for small dogs and big dogs in BarkYard.
Of course, all this fun also comes with responsibility. While in the BarkYard, pet owners are expected to look after their dogs at all times. They are also expected to observe yard rules, such as picking up after their dogs and properly disposing of their waste, as well as filling in holes if the furry babies have their digging tendencies.
Dog beds and accessories are also available at stalls near BarkYard in UP Town Center.
The UP Town Center is long considered as one of the pet-friendliest malls in the metro. There are wide open spaces and gardens that your dogs will surely love to sprawl in. Several stores and stalls are also open in UP Town Center that cater to the needs of your dog, such as pet-grooming services, stores for dog beds and accessories, and stalls for pet treats. Now with the opening of BarkYard, the mall experience becomes even more pet-friendly and your get-togethers can now include the furriest member of the family!
Bring your dogs to tag along in your next mall visit at BarkYard.
We can’t wait to see the many cute dogs that will be running around in this new leash-free dog park. Bring your dogs to tag along in your next mall visit and have them enjoy their day out at the BarkYard!
UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Monday to Thursday – 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday to Sunday – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm